Man City – Villa: Expecting a thrashing ? I’m not.


Some of you may know that I’m currently on holiday.
I always try and make it a rule so that work goes out of the window when I’m away and I’ve actually got quite good at it now; so much so that days go out the window too.
Hence it’s a good thing that I actually looked at the site today and having seen one of the replies, realised the game is actually tomorrow and not on Sunday, as I’d got in my head.

Enough of that rattle though and on to the important stuff, which is Manchester City at Eastlands or whatever they call Maine road these days.
On the face of it, it’s a frightening thought as all the stats are against us.
I could go on about how we haven’t beaten City at their place in the league for ages and the fact that they score boat-loads of goals, but we all know this, I’m sure.

We could also look at the players City have that aren’t available for the game in Vincent Kompany, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and Stevan Jovetic.
They’re all top players that would walk into any side in the Premier league.
So perhaps it’s no surprise that City are currently struggling. By their standards anyway, I hasten to add.
But then, they have players to cover and Bony, Silva and Milner are all available.

So it’s all a bit worrying, isn’t it?

Not for me, it isn’t.

Don’t get me wrong, playing City on their turf is a formidable task these days and while I can see a few goals in this game, I don’t think it’s going to be as one-sided as the stats might suggest.
Benteke is scoring for fun and if Gabby proves fit, he can certainly cause City problems.

Sanchez is back after his ban and Sendoros and Cissokho are also available.
It’ll be interesting to see which of those players get back in, if any.

So what do I reckon then?

Well, as I’ve suggested in some of my previous replies, I currently fear no-one and I really don’t think the players do either. This means a lot and makes unlikely results eminently possible.

I’m going for goals and actually think we can get something out of this.
2-2 it is then, for me.

But even if I’m wide of the mark here and we go on to lose, let’s just remember that it won’t be any disgrace.
The turnaround at the club recently has been fantastic and we need to keep up the really positive feelings.


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    GIDDYVILLAN April 25, 2015 at 7:47 pm . Reply

    One plus point both goals from midfielders now that does make a pleasant change bring on the toffees there shiteing it.

  2. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 25, 2015 at 7:49 pm . Reply

    Sorry mate but the free kick goal was down to Bacuna who cowardly moved out of the way….how was Guzan supposed to know that?…..all Bacuna had to do was stand his ground and it couldnt possibly have gone in direct from the shot!

    1. OriginalLondonLion
      OriginalLondonLion April 25, 2015 at 8:15 pm . Reply

      i’ll watch it again tonight – but it seemed to me watching it live that the ball was more than one player wide of the wall as it passed the wall. All the while curving clockwise and inside the keeper’s right post. Guzan should know his own weakness means opponents will favour that side and not stand nearer his left post.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm . Reply

      True but Guzan left a gap too

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